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Group of Triple Champions

Robert Fitzsimmons won the light heavyweight, middleweight and heavyweight.

In boxing, a Triple Champion is a fighter that has won titles in at least 3 different weight classes. For most of the 20th century it was a remarkable achievement, possibly securing one a spot in the Boxing Hall of Fame with other immortals of the sport. Beginning in the 1970s, Triple Champions have become increasingly more common because of the numerous weight divisions (17) and the countless professional boxing entities that claim a "World" championship.

Example: Wilfredo Gómez won his first belt at 122 pounds. Later he won the 126-pound crown and finally won the 130-pound title as well.

The first Triple Champion of boxing was Bob Fitzsimmons when he added the Light heavyweight crown to his world Middleweight and Heavyweight belts on November 25, 1903.

Barney Ross was the first boxer to simultaneously hold world titles in two different weight classes when he won 135-pound World Lightweight Title and 140-pound World Jr. Welterweight against Tony Canzoneri on June 23, 1933. Later Ross won the 147-pound World Welterweight Title from Jimmy McLarnin on May 28, 1934.

Henry Armstrong was the first man to hold three titles in three divisions simultaneously. He won the World Featherweight Title from Petey Sarron on October 29, 1937, the World Welterweight Title from Barney Ross on May 31, 1938, and won the World Lightweight Title in his next fight, on August 17 against Lou Ambers. Armstrong then immediately vacated the Featherweight Title because he could no longer make the weight.

Wilfred Benítez was the youngest ever champion at any weight. Benitez first won the 140-pound WBA Light Welterweight Title from Antonio Cervantes on March 6, 1976, at age 17. He moved up in weight to win the 147-pound WBC Welterweight Title from Carlos Palomino on January 14, 1979, and finally won a third title when he added the 154-pound WBC Light Middleweight Title from Maurice Hope on May 23, 1981.

The following lists are for all boxers who have won championships from the regular major entities and/or minor associations, plus the Ring Magazine champions and other criteria.

The phrase Triple Crown is also used to refer to a fighter who has performed one or both of the following feats:

  1. Different Divisions - A fighter who has won championships in at least 3 different weight classes. Example: Mike McCallum who won the Light middleweight title, the Middleweight title and the Light heavyweight title.
  2. Same Division - A fighter who has won at least 3 titles in the same weight class. Example: Pernell Whitaker won the unified crown of the Lightweight division when adding the WBC and the WBA titles to his already captured IBF belt. In other words, Whitaker was a Triple Champion in the Lightweight division alone, a single weight class. Another example: Evander Holyfield who never was a triple champion in three different weight divisions but was a triple champion in a single division when he added the WBA and the WBC belt to his IBF Cruiserweight crown.

In the late 20th and early 21st Century this feat has become much more common for two reasons:

  1. Divisions - The major entities have 17 divisions in total but in some cases the governing 'minor' entities have a possible total of 19 because they are recognizing the still-unauthorized Super-cruiserweight and/or Super Heavyweight titles in profesional boxing. The 17 officially recognized divisions are: Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Super middleweight, Middleweight, Super welterweight, Welterweight, Super lightweight, Lightweight, Super featherweight, Featherweight, Super bantamweight, Bantamweight, Super flyweight, Flyweight, Light flyweight and Strawweight.
  2. Entities - the growing amount of professional boxing entities that claim a "World" status for its champions. Those organizations are: International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO), International Boxing Organization (IBO), International Boxing Association (IBA), International Boxing Council (IBC), International Boxing Board (IBB), International Boxing League (IBL), International Boxing Union (IBU), Global Boxing Association (GBA), Global Boxing Council (GBC), Global Boxing Federation GBF, Global Boxing Organization (GBO), Global Boxing Union (GBU), National Boxing Association (NBA), Transcontinental World Boxing Association (TWBA), Universal Boxing Association (UBA), Universal Boxing Council (UBC), Universal Boxing Federation (UBF), Universal Boxing Organization (UBO), UNIBOX UNIBOX, United States Boxing Council (USBC), World Athletic Association (WAA), World Boxing Board (WBB), World Boxing Championship Committee (WBCC), World Boxing Empire (WBE), World Boxing Foundation (WBF), World Boxing Institute (WBI), World Boxing League (WBL), World Boxing Network (WBN), World Boxing Union (WBU), World Cup of Boxing (WCOB), World Junior Boxing Federation (WJBF), World Tournament Boxing Federation (WTBF) and the World United Boxing Association (WUBA).
    The Ring is not a sanctioning body but is a boxing magazine that was founded in 1922. In 2002, The Ring created a championship system that is "intended to reward fighters who, by satisfying rigid criteria, can justify a claim as the true and only world champion in a given weight class."[1] The Ring claims to be more authoritative and open than the sanctioning bodies' rankings, with a page devoted to full explanations for ranking changes. A fighter pays no sanctioning fees to defend or fight for the title at stake, contrary to practices of the sanctioning bodies. There are currently only two ways that a boxer can win The Ring's title: defeat the reigning champion; or win a box-off between The Ring's number-one and number-two rated contenders (or, sometimes, number-one and number-three rated).[2] There are also only three ways that a boxer can lose The Ring's title: lose a championship fight, move to a different weight class, or retire.[2] (The Ring does not strip its champions' titles like the sanctioning bodies do.)

The fighters that compose this group are classified in two different categories depending the level of championships won:

  1. Major Titles: - Bob Fitzsimmons (UK/NZ), Tony Canzoneri (USA), Barney Ross (USA), Henry Armstrong (USA), Emile Griffith (VI), Wilfred Benítez (PR), Alexis Argüello (NIC), Roberto Durán (PAN), Wilfredo Gómez (PR), Ray Charles Leonard (USA), Thomas Hearns (USA), Jeff Fenech (AUS), Héctor Camacho (PR), Julio César Chávez (MEX), Iran Barkley (USA), Duke McKenzie (UK), Pernell Whitaker (USA), Mike McCallum (JAM), Wilfredo Vázquez (PR), Oscar De La Hoya (USA), Roy Jones Jr. (USA), Leo Gamez (VEN), Félix Trinidad (PR); Johnny Tapia (USA); James Toney (USA); Shane Mosley (USA); Erik Morales (MEX), Marco Antonio Barrera (MEX), Floyd Mayweather, Jr.(USA), Manny Pacquiao (PHI), Juan Manuel Márquez (MEX), Fernando Montiel (MEX). Thirty-one (32) fighters in total.
  2. Minor Titles: - Vinny Pazienza (USA), Roger Mayweather (USA), Lester Ellis (Aus), Bobby Czyz (USA), Joey Gamache (USA), James "Buddy" McGirt (USA), Orlando Canizales (USA), Greg Haugen (USA), Mauricio Pastrana (COL), Junior Jones (USA), Cassius Baloyi (SA), Lehlohonolo Ledwaba (SA), Sirimongkol Singwangcha (THAI), Mzukisi Sikali (SA), Danny Romero (USA), Silvio Branco (Italy), Damaen Kelly (England), Rob Calloway (USA), and Zab Judah (USA). Nineteen (19) champions in total needed a third championship belt from a 'minor world' boxing organization to get their status as Triple Champions in three different divisions.

List of Triple Champions (Only WBC,WBA,IBF,WBO and The Ring major titles)

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How the list is made

The general Boxing community accepts this list as the correct one. Only recognized belts from old international/national-world boxing commissions are accepted. Of course, any old boxing organization from the beginning (1920's - 1970's) of boxing is included here:

List of boxing triple champions (Table) - Major titles only

Number(Major titles only): Name: Date of 3rd Title won: Division Titles:
1 New Zealand Bob Fitzsimmons 1903-11-25 Middleweight, Heavyweight and Light heavyweight
2 United States Tony Canzoneri 1931-04-24 Featherweight, Lightweight and Light welterweight
3 United States Barney Ross 1934-05-28 Lightweight, Light welterweight and Welterweight
4 United States Henry Armstrong 1938-05-31 Featherweight, Lightweight and Welterweight
5 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith 1966-04-25 Light middleweight, Welterweight and Middleweight
6 Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez 1981-05-23 Light welterweight, Welterweight and Light middleweight
7 Nicaragua Alexis Argüello 1981-06-20 Featherweight, Super featherweight and Lightweight
8 Panama Roberto Durán 1983-06-16 Lightweight, Welterweight and Light middleweight
9 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez 1985-05-19 Super bantamweight, Featherweight and Super featherweight
10 United States Ray Charles Leonard 1987-04-06 Welterweight, Light middleweight and Middleweight
11 United States Thomas Hearns 1987-10-29 Welterweight, Light middleweight and Middleweight
12 Australia Jeff Fenech 1988-03-07 Bantamweight, Super bantamweight and Featherweight
13 Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho 1989-03-06 Super featherweight, Lightweight and Super lightweight
14 Mexico Julio César Chávez 1989-05-13 Super featherweight, Lightweight and Super lightweight
15 United States Iran Barkley 1992-03-20 Middleweight, Super middleweight and Light heavyweight
16 United Kingdom Duke McKenzie 1992-10-15 Flyweight, Bantamweight and Super bantamweight
17 United States Pernell Whitaker 1993-03-06 Lightweight, Super lightweight and Welterweight
18 United States Mike McCallum 1994-07-23 Light middleweight, Middleweight and Light heavyweight
19 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vázquez 1996-05-18 Bantamweight, Super bantamweight and Featherweight
20 United States Oscar De La Hoya 1996-06-07 Super featherweight, Lightweight and Super lightweight
21 United States Roy Jones Jr. 1996-11-22 Middleweight, Super middleweight and Light heavyweight
22 Venezuela Leo Gamez 1999-03-13 Minimumweight, Light flyweight and Flyweight
23 Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad 2001-05-13 Welterweight, Light middleweight and Middleweight
24 United States Johnny Tapia 2002-04-27 Super flyweight, Bantamweight and Featherweight
25 United States James Toney 2003-04-26 Middleweight, Super middleweight and Cruiserweight
26 United States Shane Mosley 2003-09-13 Lightweight, Welterweight and Light middleweight
27 Philippines Manny Pacquiao 2003-11-15 Flyweight, Super bantamweight, and Featherweight
28 Mexico Érik Morales 2004-02-28 Super bantamweight, Featherweight and Super featherweight
29 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera 2004-11-27 Super bantamweight, Featherweight and Super featherweight
30 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 2005-06-25 Super featherweight, Lightweight and Super lightweight
31 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez 2009-02-28 Featherweight, Super featherweight and Lightweight
32 Mexico Fernando Montiel 2009-04-25 Flyweight, Super flyweight and Bantamweight

List of Triple Champions (long) - Major titles only

(1) Bob Fitzsimmons (UK/NZ); Belts: 160, HVY & 175

  • 1st Title: 160 World Middle Weight Title 1891-01-14 Jack Dempsey New Orleans, USA W TKO 13 20 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 2nd Title: Hvy World Heavyweight Title 1897-03-17 James J.Corbett NV,USA W KO 14 20 (Lost)
  • 3rd Title: 175 World Light Heavyweight Title 1903-11-25 George Gardner CA, USA W PTS 20 20 (Lost)

(2) Tony Canzoneri (USA);Belts: 126, 135 & 140

  • 1st Title: 126 NYSAC Featherweight Title 1927-10-24 Johnny Dundee NY,USA W PTS 15 15 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 2nd Title: 135 World Lightweight Title 1930-11-14 Al Singer NY,USA W KO 1 15 (4 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 140 World Light Welterweight Title 1931-04-24 Jackie Berg IL,USA W KO 3 15 (3 consecutive defenses)

(3) Barney Ross (USA);Belts: 135, 140 & 147

  • 1st Title: 135 World Lightweight Title 1933-06-23 Tony Canzoneri IL,USA W MD 10 10 (1 consecutive, vacates it)
  • 2nd Title: 140 World Jr. Welterweight Title 1933-06-23 Tony Canzoneri IL,USA W MD 10 10 (9 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 147 World Welterweight Title 1934-05-28 Jimmy McLarnin NY,USA W SD 15 15 (Lost)

(4) Henry Armstrong (USA); Belts: 126, 135 & 147

  • 1st Title: 126 Cal-Mex World Feather Weight Title 1936-08-04 Alberto B.Arizmendi LA, USA W PTS 10 10 (2 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 135 World Lightweight Title 1938-08-17 Lou Ambers NY,USA W SD 15 15 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 3rd Title: 147 World Welterweight and The Ring Welterweight Title 1938-05-31 Barney Ross NY, USA W UD 15 15 (19 consecutive defenses)

(5) Emile Griffith (VI); Belts: 154, 147 & 160

  • 1st Title: 154 World Jr. Middleweight Title (ABC) 1962-10-17 W 15 Teddy Wright Vienna, Austria W PTS 15 15 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 2nd Title: 147 World Welterweight and The Ring Welterweight Title 1961-04-01 Benny Paret FL, USA W KO 13 15 (1 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 160 WBC Middleweight Title 1966-4-25 Dick Tiger NY,USA W UD 15 15 (2 consecutive defenses)

(6) Wilfred Benítez (PR); Belts: 140, 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 140 WBA Light Welterweight Title 1976-03-06 Antonio Cervantes San Juan, PR W SD 15 15 (3 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 147 WBC and The Ring Welterweight Title 1979-01-14 Carlos Palomino San Juan, PR W SD 15 15 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 3rd Title: 154 WBC Super Welterweight Title 1981-05-23 Maurice Hope NV,USA W TKO 12 15 (2 consecutive defenses)

(7) Alexis Argüello (NIC); Belts: 126, 130 & 135

  • 1st Title: 126 WBA Featherweight Title 1974-11-23 Rubén Olivares CA, USA W KO 13 15 (4 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 1978-01-28 Alfredo Escalera SJ,PR W TKO 13 15 (8 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 135 WBC and The Ring Lightweight Title 1981-06-20 Jim Watt Wembley, England W UD 15 15 (4 consecutive defenses)

(8) Roberto Durán (PAN); Belts: 135, 147, 154, 160

  • 1st Title: 135 WBA and The Ring Lightweight Title 1972-06-26 Ken Buchanan NY, USA W TKO 13 15 (12 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 147 WBC and The Ring Welterweight Title 1980-06-20 Ray Leonard Montreal, Canada W UD 15 15 (Lost)
  • 3rd Title: 154 WBA Super Welterweight Title 1983-06-16 Dave Moore NY,USA W TKO 8 15 (Stripped)

(9) Wilfredo Gómez (PR); Belts: 122, 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 122 WBC Super Bantamweight Title 1977-05-21 Dong Kyun Yum HR, PR W KO 12 15 (17 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 126 WBC Featherweight Title 1984-03-31 Juan LaPorte RCC, Hato Rey, PR W UD 12 12 (Lost)
  • 3rd Title: 130 WBA Super Featherweight Title 1985-05-19 W Rocky Lockridge Hato Rey, PR W MD 15 15 (Lost)

(10) Ray Charles Leonard (USA); Belts: 147, 154, 160, 168 & 175

  • 1st Title: 147 WBC and The Ring Welterweight Title 1979-11-30 Wilfredo Benítez NV,USA W TKO 15 15 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 2nd Title: 154 WBA and The Ring Super Welterweight Title 1981-06-25 Ayub Kalule, Texas, USA W TKO 9 15 (Vacates)
  • 3rd Title: 160 WBC and The Ring Middleweight Title 87-04-06 Marvin Hagler NV,USA W SD 12 12 (Vacates)

(11) Thomas Hearns (USA); Belts: 147, 154, 175, 160, 168

  • 1st Title: 147 WBA Welterweight Title 1980-08-02 Pipino Cuevas MI,USA W TKO 2 15 (3 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 154 WBC Super Welterweight Title 1982-12-03 Wilfred Benítez MI,USA W TKO 2 15 (3 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 160 WBC Middleweight Title 1987-10-29 Juan D.Roldán Hilton NV, USA W KO 4 12 (Lost)

(12) Jeff Fenech (AUS); Belts: 118, 122 & 126

  • 1st Title: 118 IBF Bantamweight Title 1985-04-26 SatoshiI Shingaki Sydney, Australia W TKO 4 15 (3 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 122 WBC Super Bantamweight Title 1987-05-08 Samart Payakaroon Sydney, Australia W KO 4 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 126 WBC Featherweight Title 1988-03-07 W Víctor Callejas Sydney, Australia W TKO 10 12 (3 consecutive)

(13) Héctor Camacho (PR); Belts: 130, 135 & 140

  • 1st Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 1983-08-07 Rafael Limón San Juan, PR W TKO 5 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 135 WBC Lightweight Title 1985-08-10 José L.Ramírez NV,USA W UD 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 140 WBO Light Welterweight Title 1989-03-06 Ray Mancini NV,USA W SD 12 12 (2 consecutive)

(14) Julio César Chávez (MEX); Belts: 130, 135 & 140

  • 1st Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 1984-09-13 Mario Martínez CA, USA W TKO 8 12 (9 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 135 WBA Lightweight Title 1987-11-21 Edwin Rosario NV,USA W TKO 11 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 140 WBC Light Welterweight Title 1989-05-13 Roger Mayweather CA, USA W TKO 10 12 (11 consecutive)

(15) Iran Barkley (USA); Belts: 160, 168 & 175

  • 1st Title: 160 WBC Middleweight Title 1988-06-06 160 Thomas Hearns Hilton NV,USA W TKO 3 12 (Lost)
  • 2nd Title: 168 IBF Super Middleweight Title 1992-01-10 Darryn Van Horn NY,USA W TKO 2 12 (Lost)
  • 3rd Title: 175 WBA Light Heavyweight Title 1992-03-20 Thomas Hearns NV,USA W SD 12 12 (Vacates it)

(16) Duke McKenzie (UK); Belts: 112, 118 & 122

  • 1st Title: 112 IBF Flyweight Title 1988-10-05 Rolando Bohol London, England W TKO 11 12 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 2nd Title: 118 WBO Bantamweight Title 1991-06-30 Gaby Canizales London, England W UD 12 12 (2 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 122 WBO Super Bantamweight Title 1992-10-15 Jesse Benavides London, England W UD 12 12 (Lost)

(17) Pernell Whitaker (USA); Belts: 135, 140, 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 135 IBF Lightweight Title 1989-02-18 Greg Haugen VA, USA W UD 12 12 (8 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 140 IBF Light Welterweight Title 1992-07-18 Rafael Pineda NV, USA W UD 12 12 (Vacates)
  • 3rd Title: 147 WBC Welterweight Title 1993-03-06 James (Buddy) McGirt NY, USA W UD 12 12 (8 consecutive defenses)

(18) Mike McCallum (JAM); Belts: 154, 160 & 175

  • 1st Title:154 WBA Super Welterweight Title 1984-10-19 Sean Mannion NY,USA W UD 15 15 (6 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 160 WBA Middleweight Title 1989-05-10 Heroll Graham London, England W SD 12 12 (3 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 175 WBC Light Heavyweight Title 1994-07-23 Jeff Harding ND, USA W UD 12 12 (1 consecutive defense)

(19) Wilfredo Vázquez (PR); Belts: 118, 122 & 126

  • 1st Title: 118 WBA Bantamweight Title 1987-10-04 Chan-Yong Park Seoul Korea TKO 10 15 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 122 WBA Super Bantamweight Title 1992-03-27 Raúl Pérez Mexico City, Mexico W TKO 3 12 (9 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 126 WBA Featherweight Title 1996-05-18 Eloy Rojas NV, USA TKO 11 12 (4 consecutive)

(20) Oscar De La Hoya (USA); Belts: 130, 135, 140, 147, 154 & 160

  • 1st Title: 130 WBO Super Featherweight Title 1994-03-05 Jimmy Bredahl CA, USA W TKO 10 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 135 Vacant WBO Lightweight Title 1995-02-18 John-John Molina NV, USA W UD 12 12 (6 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 140 WBC Light Welterweight Title 1996-06-07 Julio César Chávez NV, USA TKO 4 12 (1 consecutive)

(21) Roy Jones Jr. (USA); Belts: 160, 168, 175 & Hvy

  • 1st Title: 160 IBF Middleweight Title 1993-05-22 Bernard Hopkins Washington, D.C., USA UD 12 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 168 IBF Super Middleweight Title 1994-11-18 James Toney NV, USA UD 12 12 (5 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 175 WBC Light Heavyweight Title 1996-11-22 Mike McCallum FL,USA UD 12 12 (Lost)

(22) Leo Gamez (VEN); Belts: 105, 108, 112 & 115

  • 1st Title: 105 WBA Minimumweight Title 1988-01-10 Bong-Jun Kim Pusan, Korea UD 12 12 (Vacates)
  • 2nd Title: 108 WBA Light Flyweight Title 1993-10-21 Shiro Yahiro Tokyo, Japan TKO 9 12 (3 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 112 WBA Flyweight Title 1999-03-13 Hugo Rafael Soto NY, USA TKO 3 12 (Lost)

(23) Félix Trinidad (PR); Belts: 147, 154 & 160

  • 1st Title: 147 IBF Welterweight Title 1993-06-19 Maurice Blocker CA, USA KO 2 12 (15 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 154 WBA Super Welterweight Title 2000-03-03 David Reid NV,USA UD 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 160 WBA Middleweight Tit 2001-05-13 William Joppy NY, USA TKO 5 12 (Lost)

(24) Johnny Tapia (USA); Belts: 115, 118 & 126

  • 1st Title: 115 WBO Super Flyweight Title 1994-10-12 Henry Martínez NM, USA TKO 11 12 (13 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 118 WBA Bantamweight Title 1998-12-05 Nana Konadu NJ,USA MD 12 12 (Lost it)
  • 3rd Title: 126 IBF Featherweight Title 2002-04-27 Manuel Medina NY, USA MD 12 12 (Lost)

(25) James Toney (USA); Belts: 160, 168, 190 & 210

  • 1st Title: 160 IBF World Middleweight Title 1991-05-10 Michael Nunn Iowa, USA W TKO 11 12
  • 2nd Title: 168 IBF Super Middleweight Title 1993-02-13 Iran Barkley NV, USA TKO 10 12 (3 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 200 IBF Cruiserweight Title 2003-04-26 Vassiliy Jirov Connecticut, USA W UD 12 12 (Vacates)

(26) Shane Mosley (USA); Belts: 135, 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 135 IBF Lightweight Title 1997-08-02 Philip Holiday CT, USA UD 12 12 (8 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 147 WBC Welterweight Title 2000-06-17 Oscar De La Hoya CA, USA SD 12 12 (3 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 154 WBA and The Ring Super Welterweight Title 2003-09-13 Oscar De La Hoya NV,USA UD 12 12 (Lost)

(27) Manny Pacquiao (PHI); Belts: 112, 122, & 126

  • 1st Title: 108 WBC Flyweight Title 1998-12-04 Chatchai Sasakul Phuttamonthon, Thailand W KO 8 (1 successful defense)
  • 2nd Title: 122 IBF Super Bantamweight Title 2001-06-23 Lehlohonolo Ledwaba NV, USA TKO 6 (4 successful defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 126 The Ring Featherweight Title 2003-11-15 Marco Antonio Barrera TX, USA TKO 11(1 successful defense) (Vacates)

(28) Erik Morales (MEX); Belts: 122, 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 122 WBC Super Bantamweight TitleE 1997-09-06 Daniel Zaragoza El Paso, Texas, USA W KO 11 12 (9 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 126 WBC Featherweight Title 2000-09-02 Kevin Kelley TX,USA TKO 7 12 (2 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 2004-02-28 Jesús Chávez NV,USA W UD 12 12 (1 consecutives)

(29) Marco Antonio Barrera (MEX); Belts: 122, 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 122 WBO Super Bantamweight Title 1995-03-31 Daniel Jiménez CA, USA W UD 12 12 (8 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 126 WBC and The Ring Featherweight Title 2002-06-22 Erik Morales Nevada, USA W UD 12 12
  • 3rd Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 2004-11-27 Erik Morales NV, USA W MD 12 12

(30) Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (USA); Belts: 130, 135, & 140

  • 1st Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 1998-10-03 Genaro Hernandez NV, USA W RTD 8 12 (8 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 135 WBC and The Ring Lightweight Title 2002-04-20 José Luis Castillo NV, USA W UD 12 12 (3 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 140 WBC Light Welterweight Title 2005-06-25Arturo Gatti NJ, USA W TKO 6 12

(31) Juan Manuel Márquez (MEX); Belts: 126, 130 & 135

  • 1st Title: 126 IBF Featherweight Title 2003-02-01 Manuel Medina NV, USA W TKO 7 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 2007-03-17 Marco Antonio Barrera NV, USA W UD 12 12 (4 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 135 The Ring Lighweight title 2008-09-13 Joel Casamayor LV, Nevada, USA W TKO 11 12

(32) Fernando Montiel (MEX); Belts: 112, 115 & 118

  • 1st Title: 112 WBO Flyweight Title 2000-12-15 Isidro Garcia Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico W TKO 7 12 (3 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 115 WBO Super Flyweight Title 2002-6-22 Pedro Alcázar Las Vegas, Nevada, USA W TKO 6 12 (1 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 118 WBO Bantamweight Title (Interim) 2009-4-25 Diego Oscar Silva Tijuana, Mexico W 3 12 TKO (elevated to full champion on 2009-4-25)

List of Triple Champions (Short) - Major titles only

List of Triple Champions (World Minor and MajorTitles)

How the list is made

  • The first column of the extreme left (Major titles only) refers to championships won from only major boxing entities such the WBC, the WBA, the IBF the WBO and The Ring. They are the organizations that generally considered as the 'real' ones.
  • The second column of the extreme left (Minor and Major titles) refers to any championships won from professional 'minor' boxing associations that are not yet well respected by the general boxing fan or public at 'world' level. Some of them, despite having tremendous champions and superstars that sometimes eclipse the champions of the major entities, are still in the shadows. Please, see the List of Minor Boxing Entities of the Triple Champions in this page.
  • Only the first championship by Boxing weight-class is added to the fighter not matter he later obtain or win additional belts in the same division.

Example number one: Sugar Ray Leonard is a five(5)-time world champion in five(5) different weight categories:

  • He won his first title (147 pounds/WBC welterweight belt) in 1979-11-30 against Wilfred Benítez but later he also added the WBA Welterweight version from Thomas Hearns in 1981-09-16. So because Welterweight is the same division, not matter the boxing regulating body, his first championship counts only to proclaim him as the world Welterweight champ or two times Welter champion.
  • Leonard also won the world WBA light middleweight title (154 pounds) from Ayub Kalule in 1981-06-25 but he does not needed to win a second belt at this weight to be considered champion, so he is a one time world Light middleweight champ.

Example number two: Pernell Whitaker is a four(4)-time champion in four(4) different divisions:

  • His first ever title was the world IBF lightweight title (135 pounds) at 1989-02-18 from Greg Haugen. Whitaker also won the other two versions (WBA/1990-08-11 from Juan Nazario & WBC/1989-08-20 versus José Luis Ramírez) of the world Lightweight title in the same division, but only will be included here the very first title (1989-02-18). So Whitaker is a three(3)times world champion in one weight division (Lightweight), but is a six(6) times champion in four(4) different divisions.
  • And every new title in different weight divisions will be only accepted in this list to proclaim the champions in multiple divisions.

Example number three: Vinny Pazienza is a three(3)times world champion in three different divisions:

  • Pazienza's first belt was for the IBF lightweight title(135) at 1987-06-07 from Greg Haugen. The IBF title is considered a legitimate world title such the WBC, the WBA and the WBO.
  • He won the WBA light middleweight title(154) at 1991-10-01 from Gilbert Dele. It's his second world title in two(2)different divisions.
  • His next 'world' title was the IBO Super Middleweight Title(168)in 1993-12-28 from Dan Sherry. The IBO is still not recognized as a real 'world' association by the boxing fans, national commissions and writers. But I added Pazienza's three(3) titles in three(3)different weight divisions because all the titles are professional ones and because maybe one day that 'world' titles will be legitimate recognised by the World.

List of boxing triple champions (Table) - Minor titles + Major titles

Number (Major titles only): Number (Minor and Major titles): Name: Nickname: Date of 3rd Title won: Division Titles: Total Number Titles: Successful Defenses:
1 1 New Zealand Bob Fitzsimmons Ruby 1903-11-25 Middleweight, Heavyweight and Light heavyweight 4
160: 2
Hvy: 0
175: 0
2 2 United States Tony Canzoneri None 1931-04-24 Featherweight, Lightweight and Light welterweight 6
126: 1
135: 4
140: 2
3 3 United States Barney Ross None 1934-05-28 Lightweight, Light welterweight and Welterweight 4
135: 1
140: 5
147: 2
4 4 United States Henry Armstrong Homicide Hank 1938-05-31 Featherweight, Lightweight and Welterweight 6
126: 1+4
135: 1
147: 19
5 5 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith None 1966-04-25 Light middleweight, Welterweight and Middleweight 8
154: 1
147: 1+4
160: 2
6 6 Puerto Rico Wilfred Benítez El Radar 1981-05-23 Light welterweight, Welterweight and Light middleweight 8
140: 3
147: 2
154: 2
7 7 Nicaragua Alexis Argüello El Flaco Explosivo 1981-06-20 Featherweight, Super featherweight and Lightweight 4
126: 4
130: 8
135: 4
8 8 Panama Roberto Durán Manos de Piedra 1983-06-16 Lightweight, Welterweight and Light middleweight 6
135: 12
147: 0
154: 0
9 9 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Gómez Bazooka 1985-05-19 Super bantamweight, Featherweight and Super featherweight 3
122: 17
126: 0
130: 0
10 10 United States Ray Charles Leonard Sugar Ray 1987-04-06 Welterweight, Light middleweight and Middleweight 6
147: 5
154: 0
160: 0
11 11 United States Thomas Hearns The Hitman 1987-10-29 Welterweight, Light middleweight and Middleweight 8
147: 3
154: 3
175: 0
12 12 Australia Jeff Fenech Marrickville Mauler 1988-03-07 Bantamweight, Super bantamweight and Featherweight 3
118: 3
122: 4
126: 3
13 13 Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho Macho Man 1989-03-06 Super featherweight, Lightweight and Super lightweight 7
130: 1
135: 1
140: 2
14 14 Mexico Julio César Chávez J.C. Superstar 1989-05-13 Super featherweight, Lightweight and Super lightweight 6
130: 9
135: 2
140: 12+4
15 15 United States Iran Barkley The Blade 1992-03-20 Middleweight, Super middleweight and Light heavyweight 4
160: 0
168: 0
175: 0
16 16 United Kingdom Duke McKenzie None 1992-10-15 Flyweight, Bantamweight and Super bantamweight 3
112: 1
118: 2
122: 0
17 17 United States Pernell Whitaker Sweet Pea 1993-03-06 Lightweight, Super lightweight and Welterweight 7
135: 8
140: 0
147: 9
N/A 18 United States Vinny Pazienza Pazmanian Devil 1993-12-28 Lightweight, Super welterweight and Super middleweight 6
135: 0
154: 0
168: 2
N/A 19 United States Roger Mayweather Black Mamba 1994-05-28 Super featherweight, Light welterweight and Welterweight 5
130: 2
140: 3
147: 0
18 20 United States Mike McCallum Bodysnatcher 1994-07-23 Light middleweight, Middleweight and Light heavyweight 3
154: 6
160: 4
175: 1
N/A 21 Australia Lester Ellis None 1994-12-03 Super featherweight, Light welterweight and Welterweight 5
130: 1
140: 0
147: 0
N/A 22 United States Bobby Czyz Matinee Idol 1995-12-05 Light heavyweight, Cruiserweight and Super-cruiserweight 3
175: 3
190: 3
210: 0
N/A 23 United States Joey Gamache None 1996-03-31 Super featherweight, Lightweight and Super lightweight 4
130: 0
135: 0
140: 0
19 24 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vázquez Orgullo de Puerto Rico 1996-05-18 Bantamweight, Super bantamweight and Featherweight 4
118: 1
122: 9
126: 4
20 25 United States Oscar De La Hoya Golden Boy 1996-06-07 Super featherweight, Lightweight and Super lightweight 10
130: 1
135: 6
140: 1
25 26 United States James Toney Lights Out 1996-08-09 Middleweight, Super middleweight and Light heavyweight 10
160: 1+6
168: 3
175: 5
N/A 27 United States James "Buddy" McGirt Buddy 1996-10-25 Light welterweight, Welterweight and Light middleweight 3
140: 1
147: 2
154: 0
N/A 28 United States Orlando Canizales None 1996-11-02 Bantamweight, Super bantamweight and Featherweight 3
118: 15
122: 2
126: 0
21 29 United States Roy Jones Jr. Junior 1996-11-22 Middleweight, Super middleweight and Light heavyweight 12
160: 4
168: 5
175: 11
N/A 30 United States Greg Haugen Greg Lee Haugen 1998-11-20 Lightweight, Super lightweight and Welterweight 4
135: 2
140: 0
147: 0
22 31 Venezuela Leo Gamez Torito 1999-03-13 Minimumweight, Light flyweight and Flyweight 4
105: 1
108: 4
112: 1
N/A 32 Colombia Mauricio Pastrana El Pintoso 1999-04-03 Light flyweight, Flyweight and Super flyweight 5
108: 2
112: 0
115: 3
N/A 33 United States Junior Jones Poison 1999-04-10 Bantamweight, Super bantamweight and Featherweight 3
118: 1
122: 1
126: 1
23 34 Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad Tito 2001-05-13 Welterweight, Light middleweight and Middleweight 5
147: 15
154: 2
160: 0
N/A 35 South Africa Cassius Baloyi Mr. Shy Guy 2002-04-17 Super bantamweight, Featherweight and Super featherweight 5
122: 4
126: 7
130: 5+1
24 36 United States Johnny Tapia Mi Vida Loca 2002-04-27 Super flyweight, Bantamweight and Featherweight 3
115: 14
118: 2
126: 0
N/A 37 South Africa Lehlohonolo Ledwaba Hands of Stone 2002-07-27 Bantamweight, Super bantamweight and Featherweight 3
118: 1
122: 5
126: 0
N/A 39 South Africa Mzukisi Sikali Lacier 2002-09-14 Light flyweight, Super bantamweight and Flyweight 3
108: 0
122: 1
112: 2
N/A 40 United States Danny Romero Kid Dynamite 2003-05-23 Flyweight, Super flyweight and Super bantamweight 3
112: 1
115: 2
122: 0
26 41 United States Shane Mosley Sugar Shane 2003-09-13 Lightweight, Welterweight and Light middleweight 3
135: 10
147: 4
154: 0
N/A 42 Italy Silvio Branco Barbaro 2003-10-10 Middleweight, Super middleweight and Light heavyweight 5
160: 8
168: 1
175: 0
27 43 Philippines Manny Pacquiao Pac-Man 2003-11-15 Flyweight, Super bantamweight and Featherweight 5
112: 1
122: 4
126: 1
28 44 Mexico Erik Morales El Terrible 2004-02-28 Super bantamweight, Featherweight and Super featherweight 6
122: 9
126: 1+2
130: 1
29 45 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera The Baby-Faced Assassin 2004-11-27 Super bantamweight, Featherweight and Super featherweight 7
122: 8+5
126: 2
130: 4
N/A 46 United Kingdom Damaen Kelly None 2004-12-17 Flyweight, Bantamweight and Super flyweight 3
112: 1
118: 0
115: 0
N/A 47 United States Rob Calloway All-American Prizefighter 2005-06-24 Light heavyweight, Super-cruiserweight and Heavyweight 4
175: 4
210: 0
Hvy: 0
30 48 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Money Mayweather 2005-06-25 Super featherweight, Lightweight and Super lightweight 8
130: 8
135: 3
140: 0
N/A 49 United States Zab Judah Super Zab 2007-11-17 Light welterweight, Welterweight and Light middleweight 6
140: 6
147: 1
154: 0
31 50 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez Dinamita 2008-09-13 Featherweight, Super featherweight and Lightweight 7
126: 4
130: 1
135: 0
32 51 Mexico Fernando Montiel Cochulito 2009-04-25 Flyweight, Super flyweight and Bantamweight 4
112: 3
115: 2+7
118: 0

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List of Triple Champions (long) - Minor titles + Major titles

(1)(1) Bob Fitzsimmons (UK); Belts: 160, HVY & 175

  • 1st Title: 160 World Middle Weight Title 1891-01-14 Jack Dempsey New Orleans, USA W TKO 13 20 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 2nd Title: Hvy World Heavyweight Title 1897-03-17 James J.Corbett NV,USA W KO 14 20 (Lost)
  • 3rd Title: 175 World Light Heavyweight Title 1903-11-25 George Gardner CA, USA W PTS 20 20 (Lost)

(2)(2) Tony Canzoneri (USA);Belts: 126, 135 & 140

  • 1st Title: 126 NYSAC Featherweight Title 1927-10-24 Johnny Dundee NY,USA W PTS 15 15 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 2nd Title: 135 World Lightweight Title 1930-11-14 Al Singer NY,USA W KO 1 15 (4 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 140 World Light Welterweight Title 1931-04-24 Jackie Berg IL,USA W KO 3 15 (3 consecutive defenses)

(3)(3) Barney Ross (USA);Belts: 135, 140 & 147

  • 1st Title: 135 World Lightweight Title 1933-06-23 Tony Canzoneri IL,USA W MD 10 10 (1 consecutive, vacates it)
  • 2nd Title: 140 World Jr. Welterweight Title 1933-06-23 Tony Canzoneri IL,USA W MD 10 10 (9 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 147 World Welterweight Title 1934-05-28 Jimmy McLarnin NY,USA W SD 15 15 (Lost)

4)(4) Henry Armstrong (USA); Belts: 126, 135 & 147

  • 1st Title: 126 Cal-Mex World Feather Weight Title 1936-08-04 Alberto B.Arizmendi LA, USA W PTS 10 10 (2 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 135 World Lightweight Title 1938-08-17 Lou Ambers NY,USA W SD 15 15 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 3rd Title: 147 World Welterweight and The Ring Welterweight Title 1938-05-31 Barney Ross NY,USA W UD 15 15 (19 consecutive defenses)

(5)(5) Emile Griffith (VI); Belts: 154, 147 & 160

  • 1st Title: 154 World Jr. Middleweight Title (ABC) 1962-10-17 W 15 Teddy Wright Vienna, Austria W PTS 15 15 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 2nd Title: 147 World Welterweight and The Ring Welterweight Title 1961-04-01 Benny Paret FL,USA W KO 13 15 (1 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 160 WBC Middleweight Title 1966-4-25 Dick Tiger NY,USA W UD 15 15 (2 consecutive defenses)

(6)(6) Wilfred Benítez (PR); Belts: 140, 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 140 WBA Light Welterweight Title 1976-03-06 Antonio Cervantes San Juan, PR W SD 15 15 (3 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 147 WBC and The Ring Welterweight Title 1979-01-14 Carlos Palomino San Juan, PR W SD 15 15 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 3rd Title: 154 WBC Super Welterweight Title 1981-05-23 Maurice Hope NV,USA W TKO 12 15 (2 consecutive defenses)

(7)(7) Alexis Argüello (NIC); Belts: 126, 130 & 135

  • 1st Title: 126 WBA Featherweight Title 1974-11-23 Rubén Olivares CA, USA W KO 13 15 (4 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 1978-01-28 Alfredo Escalera SJ,PR W TKO 13 15 (8 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 135 WBC and The Ring Lightweight Title 1981-06-20 Jim Watt Wembley, England W UD 15 15 (4 consecutive defenses)

(8) (8) Roberto Durán (PAN); Belts: 135, 147, 154, 160

  • 1st Title: 135 WBA and The Ring Lightweight Title 1972-06-26 Ken Buchanan NY,USA W TKO 13 15 (12 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 147 WBC and The Ring Welterweight Title 1980-06-20 Ray Leonard Montreal, Canada W UD 15 15 (Lost)
  • 3rd Title: 154 WBA Super Welterweight Title 1983-06-16 Dave Moore NY,USA W TKO 8 15 (Stripped)

(9)(9) Wilfredo Gómez (PR); Belts: 122, 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 122 WBC Super Bantamweight Title 1977-05-21 Dong Kyun Yum HR,PR W KO 12 15 (17 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 126 WBC Featherweight Title 1984-03-31 Juan LaPorte RCC, Hato Rey, PR W UD 12 12 (Lost)
  • 3rd Title: 130 WBA Super Featherweight Title 1985-05-19 W Rocky Lockridge Hato Rey, PR W MD 15 15 (Lost)

(10)(10) Ray Charles Leonard (USA); Belts: 147, 154, 160, 168 & 175

  • 1st Title: 147 WBC and The Ring Welterweight Title 1979-11-30 Wilfredo Benítez NV,USA W TKO 15 15 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 2nd Title: 154 WBA and The Ring Super Welterweight Title 1981-06-25 Ayub Kalule, Texas,USA W TKO 9 15 (Vacates)
  • 3rd Title: 160 WBC and The Ring Middleweight Title 87-04-06 Marvin Hagler NV,USA W SD 12 12 (Vacates)

(11)(11) Thomas Hearns (USA); Belts: 147, 154, 175, 160, 168

  • 1st Title: 147 WBA Welterweight Title 1980-08-02 Pipino Cuevas MI,USA W TKO 2 15 (3 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 154 WBC Super Welterweight Title 1982-12-03 Wilfred Benítez MI,USA W TKO 2 15 (3 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 175 WBC Light heavyweight Title 1987-03-07 Dennis Andries Detroit, USA W UD12 12 (Vacates)

(12)(12) Jeff Fenech (AUS); Belts: 118, 122 & 126

  • 1st Title: 118 IBF Bantamweight Title 1985-04-26 SatoshiI Shingaki Sydney, Australia W TKO 4 15 (3 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 122 WBC Super Bantamweight Title 1987-05-08 Samart Payakaroon Sydney, Australia W KO 4 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 126 WBC Featherweight Title 1988-03-07 W Víctor Callejas Sydney, Australia W TKO 10 12 (3 consecutive)

(13)(13) Héctor Camacho (PR); Belts: 130, 135 & 140

  • 1st Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 1983-08-07 Rafael Limón San Juan, PR W TKO 5 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 135 WBC Lightweight Title 1985-08-10 José L.Ramírez NV,USA W UD 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 140 WBO Light Welterweight Title 1989-03-06 Ray Mancini NV,USA W SD 12 12 (2 consecutive)

(14)(14) Julio César Chávez (MEX); Belts: 130, 135 & 140

  • 1st Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 1984-09-13 Mario Martínez CA, USA W TKO 8 12 (9 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 135 WBA Lightweight Title 1987-11-21 Edwin Rosario NV,USA W TKO 11 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 140 WBC Light Welterweight Title 1989-05-13 Roger Mayweather CA, USA W TKO 10 12 (11 consecutive)

(15)(15) Iran Barkley (USA); Belts: 160, 168 & 175

  • 1st Title: 160 WBC Middleweight Title 1988-06-06 160 Thomas Hearns Hilton NV,USA W TKO 3 12 (Lost)
  • 2nd Title: 168 IBF Super Middleweight Title 1992-01-10 Darryn Van Horn NY,USA W TKO 2 12 (Lost)
  • 3rd Title: 175 WBA Light Heavyweight Title 1992-03-20 Thomas Hearns NV,USA W SD 12 12 (Vacates it)

(16)(16) Pernell Whitaker (USA); Belts: 135, 140, 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 135 IBF Lightweight Title 1989-02-18 Greg Haugen VA, USA W UD 12 12 (8 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 140 IBF Light Welterweight Title 1992-07-18 Rafael Pineda NV,USA W UD 12 12 (Vacates)
  • 3rd Title: 147 WBC Welterweight Title 1993-03-06 James (Buddy) McGirt NY,USA W UD 12 12 (8 consecutive defenses)

(17)(17) Duke McKenzie (UK); Belts: 112, 118 & 122

  • 1st Title: 112 IBF Flyweight Title 1988-10-05 Rolando Bohol London, England W TKO 11 12 (1 consecutive defense)
  • 2nd Title: 118 WBO Bantamweight Title 1991-06-30 Gaby Canizales London, England W UD 12 12 (2 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 122 WBO Super Bantamweight Title 1992-10-15 Jesse Benavides London, England W UD 12 12 (Lost)

(N/A)(18) Vinny Pazienza (USA); Belts: 135, 154 & 168

  • 1st Title: 135 IBF Lightweight Title 1987-06-07 Greg Haugen RI,USA W UD 15 15 (Lost)
  • 2nd Title: 154 WBA Super Welterweight Title 1991-10-01 Gilber Delé RI,USA W TKO 12 12 (Vacates)
  • 3rd Title: 168 IBO Super Middleweight Title 1993-12-28 Dan Sherry CO,USA W KO 11 15 (Vacates)

(N/A)(19) Roger Mayweather (USA); Belts: 130, 140 & 147

  • 1st Title: 130 WBA and The Ring Super Featherweight Title 1983-01-19 Samuel Serrano San Juan, PR W TKO 8 15 (2 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 140 WBC Light Welterweight Title 1987-11-12 René Arredondo CA, USA W TKO 6 12 (4 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 147 IBO Light Welter Weight Title 1994-05-28 Eduardo Montes UT,USA W KO 3 12

(18)(20) Mike McCallum (JAM); Belts: 154, 160 & 175

  • 1st Title:154 WBA Super Welterweight Title 1984-10-19 Sean Mannion NY,USA W UD 15 15 (6 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 160 WBA Middleweight Title 1989-05-10 Heroll Graham London, England W SD 12 12 (3 consecutive defenses)
  • 3rd Title: 175 WBC Light Heavyweight Title 1994-07-23 Jeff Harding ND,USA W UD 12 12 (1 consecutive defense)

(N/A)(21) Lester Ellis (Aus); Belts: 130,125,140,147 & 154 *

  • 1st Title: 130 IBF Super Featherweight Title 1985-04-26 Rod Sequenan Melbourne, Australia KO 13 15 (1 consecutive defenses)
  • 2nd Title: 135 IBO Lightweight Title 1995-03-10 Lester Ellis Amado Cabato Geelong, Australia UD 12 12
  • 3rd Title: 140 IBO Light Welterweight Title 1994-12-03 Al Coquilla Richmond Sydney, Australia KO 1 12

(N/A)(22) Bobby Czyz (USA); Belts: 175, 190 & 210*

  • 1st Title: 175 IBF Light Heavyweight Title 1986-09-06 Slobodan Kacar NV,USA W TKO 5 12
  • 2nd Title: 190 WBA Cruiserweight Title 1991-03-08 Robert Daniels NJ,USA W SD 12 12
  • 3rd Title: 210 Vacant WBU Super Cruiserweight Title 1995-12-05 Richard Jackson MS,USA W TKO 6 12

(N/A)(23) Joey Gamache (USA); Belts: 130,135 & 140

  • 1st Title: 130 WBA Super Featherweight Title 1991-06-28 Jerry Ngobeni Lewiston, USA TKO 10 12 (Vacates it)
  • 2nd Title: 135 WBA Lightweight Title 1992-06-13 Chil-Sung Chun Portland, USA TKO 9 12
  • 3rd Title: 140 WBU Light Welterweight Title 1996-03-31 Ray Martinez Portland, USA UD 12 12

(19)(24) Wilfredo Vázquez (PR); Belts: 118, 122 & 126

  • 1st Title: 118 WBA Bantamweight Title 1987-10-04 Chan-Yong Park Seoul Korea TKO 10 15 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 122 WBA Super Bantamweight Title 1992-03-27 Raúl Pérez Mexico City, Mexico W TKO 3 12 (9 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 126 WBA Featherweight Title 1996-05-18 Eloy Rojas NV,USA TKO 11 12 (4 consecutive)

(20)(25) Oscar De La Hoya (USA); Belts: 130, 135, 140, 147, 154 & 160

  • 1st Title: 130 WBO Super Featherweight Title 1994-03-05 Jimmy Bredahl CA, USA W TKO 10 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 135 Vacant WBO Lightweight Title 1995-02-18 John-John Molina NV,USA W UD 12 12 (6 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 140 WBC Light Welterweight Title 1996-06-07 Julio César Chávez NV,USA TKO 4 12 (1 consecutive)

(N/A)(26) James "Buddy" McGirt (USA); Belts: 140, 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 140 Vacant IBF Light Welterweight Title 1988-02-14 Frankie Warren TX,USA KO 12 15 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 147 WBC Welterweight Title 1991-11-29 145 Simon Brown NV,USA UD 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 154 IBC Light Middleweight Title 1996-10-25 Kevin Tillman MS,USA W PTS 12 12 (Vacates)

(N/A)(27) Orlando Canizales (USA);Belts: 118, 122 & 126

  • 1st Title: 118 IBF Bantamweight Title 1988-07-09 Kelvin Seabrooks NJ,USA TKO 15 15 (16 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 122 IBC Super Bantamweight Title 1995-07-15 John Lewus NV,USA PTS 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 126 IBA Featherweight Title 1996-11-02 Sergio Reyes Chiba, Japan TKO 10 12 (1 consecutive)

(21)(28) Roy Jones Jr. (USA); Belts: 160, 168, 175 & Hvy

  • 1st Title: 160 IBF Middleweight Title 1993-05-22 Bernard Hopkins Washington, D.C.,USA UD 12 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 168 IBF Super Middleweight Title 1994-11-18 James Toney NV,USA UD 12 12 (5 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 175 WBC Light Heavyweight Title 1996-11-22 Mike McCallum FL,USA UD 12 12 (Lost)

(N/A)(29) Greg Haugen (USA); Belts: 135, 140 & 147

  • 1st Title: 135 IBF Lightweight Title 1986-12-05 Jimmy Paul NV,USA MD 15 15 (Lost)
  • 2nd Title: 140 WBO Light Welterweight Title 1991-02-23 Héctor Camacho NV,USA UD 12 12 (Stripped)
  • 3rd Title: 147 WBF Welterweight Title 1998-11-20 Paul Nave CA, USA PTS 12 12 (No contest, retires)

(22)(30) Leo Gamez (VEN); Belts: 105, 108, 112 & 115

  • 1st Title: 105 WBA Minimumweight Title 1988-01-10 Bong-Jun Kim Pusan, Korea UD 12 12 (Vacates)
  • 2nd Title: 108 WBA Light Flyweight Title 1993-10-21 Shiro Yahiro Tokyo, Japan TKO 9 12 (3 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 112 WBA Flyweight Title 1999-03-13 Hugo Rafael Soto NY,USA TKO 3 12 (Lost)

(N/A)(31) Mauricio Pastrana (COL); Belts: 108, 112, 115 & 118

  • 1st Title: 108 IBF Light Flyweight Title 1997-01-18 Michael Carbajal NV,USA SD 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 112 WBA Flyweight Title (Interim) 1998-10-03 José Bonilla Caracas, Venezuela UD 12 12 (Vacates)
  • 3rd Title: 115 IBO Super Flyweight Title 1999-04-03 Edison Torres Cartagena, Colombia PTS 12 12 (Vacates)

(N/A)(32) Junior Jones (USA); Belts: 118, 122 & 126

  • 1st Title: 118 WBA Bantamweight Title 1993-10-23 Jorge E.Julio NJ,USA UD 12 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 122 WBO Super Bantamweight Title 1996-11-22 Marcos A.Barrera FL,USA DQ 5 12 (1 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 126 IBO Featherweight Title 1999-04-10Richard Evatt Manchester, England TKO 11 12 (Vacates)

(23)(33) Félix Trinidad (PR); Belts: 147, 154 & 160

  • 1st Title: 147 IBF Welterweight Title 1993-06-19 Maurice Blocker CA, USA KO 2 12 (15 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 154 WBA Super Welterweight Title 2000-03-03 David Reid NV,USA UD 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 160 WBA Middleweight Tit 2001-05-13 William Joppy NY,USA TKO 5 12 (Lost)

(N/A)(34) Cassius Baloyi (SA); Belts: 122, 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 122 WBU Super Bantamweight Title 1997-03-22 Anton Gilmore Johannesburg, SA UD 12 12 (2 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 126 WBU Featherweight Title 1998-04-24 Sergio Liendo CA, USA UD 12 12 (7 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 130 Vacant IBO Super Featherweight Title 2002-04-17 Tiger Ari Brakpan, SA TKO 6 12 (3 consecutives)

(24)(35) Johnny Tapia (USA); Belts: 115, 118 & 126

  • 1st Title: 115 WBO Super Flyweight Title 1994-10-12 Henry Martínez NM,USA TKO 11 12 (13 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 118 WBA Bantamweight Title 1998-12-05 Nana Konadu NJ,USA MD 12 12 (Lost it)
  • 3rd Title: 126 IBF Featherweight Title 2002-04-27 Manuel Medina NY,USA MD 12 12 (Lost)

(N/A)(36) Lehlohonolo Ledwaba (SA); Belts: 118, 122 & 126

  • 1st Title: 118 Vacant WBU Bantamweight Title 1996-11-17 Cruz Carbajal Johannesburg, SA PTS 12 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 122 Vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title1999-05-29 John Johnson Hammansal, SA UD 12 12 (5 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 126 Vacant WBU Featherweight Title 2002-07-27 Vuyani Bungu Carnival City, SA UD 12 12 (Vacates)

(N/A)(37) Sirimongkol Singwangcha (THAI); Belts: 115, 118 & 130

  • 1st Title: 115 WBU Super Flyweight Title 1995-08-05 Juanito Boy Cuma Bangkok, Thailand PTS 12 12
  • 2nd Title: 118 WBU Bantamweight Title 1995-12-23 Miguel Espinoza Bangkok, Thailand PTS 12 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 130 Vacant WBC Super Featherweight Title 2002-08-24Kengo Nagashima Tokyo, Japan KO 2 12 (1 consecutive)

(N/A)(38) Mzukisi Sikali (SA); Belts: 108, 112 & 115

  • 1st Title: 108 WBU Light Flyweight Title 1996-11-08 Nungdiaw Sakcharuporn Bangkok, Thailand W TKO 10 12 (Lost)
  • 2nd Title: 115 WBU Super Flyweight Title 1998-08-01 Luigi Castiglione Tronto, Italy TKO 8 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 112 IBO Flyweight Title 2002-09-14 Masibulele Makepula Brakpan, SA MD 12 12 (2 consecutives)

(25)(39) James Toney (USA); Belts: 160, 168, 190 & 210

  • 1st Title: 160 IBC World Middleweight Title 1990-06-27 159 Ricardo Bryant MI,USA TKO 4 12
  • 2nd Title: 168 IBF Super Middleweight Title 1993-02-13 Iran Barkley NV,USA TKO 10 12 (3 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 175 WBU Light Heavyweight Title 1996-08-09 Fred Delgado LA, USA TKO 5 12 (3 consecutives)

(N/A)(40) Danny Romero (USA); Belts: 112, 115 & 122;

  • 1st Title: 112 IBF Flyweight Title 1995-04-22 Francisco Tejedor NV,USA UD 12 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 115 IBF Super Flyweight Title 1996-08-24 Harold Grey ANM,USA KO 2 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 3rd Title: 122 IBA Super Bantamweight Title 2003-05-23 Trinidad Mendoza NM,USA UD 12 12

(26)(41) Shane Mosley (USA); Belts: 135, 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 135 IBF Lightweight Title 1997-08-02 Philip Holiday CT,USA UD 12 12 (8 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 147 WBC Welterweight Title 2000-06-17 Oscar De La Hoya CA, USA SD 12 12 (3 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 154 WBA and The Ring Super Welterweight Title 2003-09-13 Oscar De La Hoya NV,USA UD 12 12 (Lost)

(N/A)(42) Silvio Branco (Italy); Belts: 160,168 & 175

  • 1st Title: 160 WBU Middleweight 1996-09-12 Thomas Tate La Palasport, Civitavecchia, Italy UD 12 12 (6 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 168 WBU Super Middleweight Title 2000-04-15 Glen Johnson Padova, Italy UD 12 12
  • 3rd Title: 175 WBA Light Heavyweight 2003-10-10 Mehdi Sahnoune Marseille, France TKO 11 12

(27)(43) Manny Pacquiao (PHI); Belts: 112, 122, 126, 130 & 135

  • 1st Title: 112 WBC Flyweight Title 1998-12-04 Chartchai Sasakul Phuttamonthon, Thailand W KO 8 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 122 IBF Super Bantamweight Title 2001-06-23 Lehlohonolo Ledwaba NV,USA W KO 6 12 (4 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 126 The Ring Featherweight title 2003-11-15 Marco Antonio Barrera Texas, USA W TKO 11 12

(28)(44) Erik Morales (MEX); Belts: 122, 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 122 WBC Super Bantamweight TitleE 1997-09-06 Daniel Zaragoza El Paso, Texas, USA W KO 11 12 (9 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 126 WBC Featherweight Title 2000-09-02 Kevin Kelley TX,USA TKO 7 12 (2 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 2004-02-28 Jesús Chávez NV,USA W UD 12 12 (1 consecutives)

(29)(45) Marco Antonio Barrera (MEX); Belts: 122, 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 122 WBO Super Bantamweight Title 1995-03-31 Daniel Jiménez CA, USA W UD 12 12 (8 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 126 Vacant IBO Featherweight Title 2001-04-07 Naseem Hamed NV,USA W UD 12 12
  • 3rd Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 2004-11-27 Erik Morales NV,USA W MD 12 12

(N/A)(46) Damaen Kelly (England); Belts: 112, 115 & 118

  • 1st Title: 112 IBO 2000-09-30 Zolile Mbityi Bushfield Peterborough, England MD 12 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Title: 118 WBF Bantamweight Title 2002-05-21 Celso Danggod London, England UD 12 12 (Vacates it)
  • 3rd Title:115 IBO Super Flyweight Title 2004-12-17 Jason Booth Yorkshire, England UD 12 12 (Vacates)

(N/A)(47) Rob Calloway (USA) Belts: 175, 210 & Hvy

  • 1st Title: 175 WAA Light Heavyweight Title 97-04-02 Ray Domenge MO,USA TKO 9 12 (4 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 210 Vacant IBA Junior HeavyweightTitle(Super-cruiserweight) 2000-03-31 Troy Weida IA,USA TKO 1 12
  • 3rd Title: Hvy vacant WBF heavyweight title 2005-06-24 Bob Mirovic Queensland, Australia W UD 12 12

(30)(48) Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (USA); Belts: 130,135, 140, 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 1998-10-03 Genaro Hernandez NV,USA W RTD 8 12 (8 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 135 WBC and The Ring Lightweight Title 2002-04-20 José Luis Castillo NV,USA W UD 12 12 (3 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 140 WBC Light Welterweight Title 2005-06-25Arturo Gatti NJ,USA W TKO 6 12

(N/A)(49) Zab Judah (USA); Belts: 140, 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 140 vacant IBF Light welterweight Title 2000-02-12 Jan-Piet Bergman Connecticut,USA W KO 4 12
  • 2nd Title: 147 WBC, WBA, IBF and The Ring Welterweight Title 2005-02-05 Cory Spinks Missouri, USA W TKO 9 12
  • 3rd Title: 154 vacant IBC Light middleweight Title 2007-11-17 Ryan Davis Caicos Islands W UD 12 12

(31)(50) Juan Manuel Márquez (Mex); Belts: 126, 130 & 135

  • 1st Title: 126 vacant IBF featherweight title 2003-02-01 Manuel Medina LV, Nevada, USA W TKO 7 12
  • 2nd Title: 130 WBC super featherweight title 2007-03-17 Marco Antonio Barrera LV, Nevada, USA W UD
  • 3rd Title: 135 The Ring Lighweight title 2008-09-13 Joel Casamayor LV, Nevada, USA W TKO 11 12

(32)(51) Fernando Montiel Belts: 112, 115 & 118

  • 1st Title: 112 WBO flyweight Title 2000-12-15 Isidro Garcia Sonora, Mexico TKO 7 12 (3 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 115 WBO Superflight Title 2002-06-22 Pedro Alcázar NV, USA TKO 6 12 (6 consecutives)
  • 3rd Title: 118 WBO bantamweight title (Interim) 2009-03-28 Diego Oscar Silva 24-1-3 Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico W KO 3 12 (elevated to full champion on 2009-04-25)

Note: Please, do not edit without reading how the lists are made.

List of Triple Champions (short) - Minor titles + Major titles


Note:

  • The Super Featherweight/130 lbs of Manny Pacquiao runs a fourth world title (not third) in four totally different weight divisions. Pacquiao's third world title was the Ring 'World' Championship at Featherweight after defeating Marcos Antonio Barrera. Please, see the List of The Ring world champions to confirm this fact.
  • The Cruiserweight world title of James Toney is included also in the mentioned list as a major title (IBF). Toney won another minor titles at 175 (WBU)and 200 (WBU) and all are counted in the second table.
  • * The title (Lightweight/135 lbs) of Juan Manuel Márquez that he won against Joel Casamayor at 2008-09-13 ran as a third world title because the Ring Magazine recognized him as his Lightweight champion. Please, see the List of The Ring world champions to verify this fact. But he eventually defeated Juan Díaz (boxer) to win the mayor title at lightweight at 2009-02-28

References for The Ring Magazine World Champions

References for People's Champion Titles

In construction

References for Linear Championships

List of Triple Champions that skipped weight divisions - Minor titles + Major titles

(8)(8) Roberto Durán (PAN); Belts: 135, 147, 154, 160 1983-06-16 Durán skipped the junior welter (140) division.

(17(17) Duke McKenzie (UK); Belts: 112, 118 & 122 1992-10-15 McKenzie skipped the super flyweight (115) division.

(N/A)(18) Vinny Pazienza (USA); Belts: 135, 154 & 168 1993-12-28 Pazienza skipped the 140, 147 & 160 divisions.

(18)(19) Mike McCallum (JAM); Belts: 154, 160 & 175 1994-07-23 McCallum skipped the 168 division.

(N/A)(20) Roger Mayweather (USA); Belts: 130, 140 & 147 1994-05-28 Mayweather skipped the 135 division.

(21)(28) Roy Jones Jr. (USA); Belts: 160, 168, 175 & Hvy 1996-11-22 Jones, Jr skipped the cruiserweight (190) division.

(24)(33) Johnny Tapia (USA); Belts: 115, 118 & 126 2002-04-27 Tapia skipped the 122 division.

(N/A)(35) Sirimongkol Singwangcha (THAI); Belts: 115, 118 & 130 2002-08-24 Singwangcha skipped the 122 & 126 divisions.

(N/A)(36) Mzukisi Sikali (SA); Belts: 108, 112 & 115 2002-09-14

(N/A)(38) Danny Romero (USA); Belts: 112, 115 & 122 2003-05-23 Romero skipped the 118 division.

(26)(39) Shane Mosley (USA); Belts: 135, 147 & 154 2003-09-13 Mosley skipped the 140 division.

(27)(43) Manny Pacquiao (PHI); Belts: 112, 122, & 126 2003-11-15 Pacquiao skipped the 115 and 118 divisions.

References Triple Champion

List of Triple Champions (boxing records)

Triple Champions that won titles in other multiple divisions

Some fighters of this group or club were not sastified to win just the incredible milestone of three championships in three different weight divisions but to reach immortality in fourth, five and/or six other different divisions or categories. The multiple champions that won in four divisions are called Quadruple Champion; see the List of boxing quadruple champions. The titleholders that obtained five belts in the same number of weights are called Quintuple Champion; see the List of boxing quintuple champions. And the champs that conquisted six crowns in six different divisions are called the Sextuple Champions; see the List of boxing sextuple champions.

Group of Almost Triple Champions

This is the "Suggested" term that could be given to the group of boxers that almost won three championships in three divisions.

How the list is made

  • This list consist only of any boxer that tried in futile to become a champion in three different weight divisions. They all are Double Champions in two different divisions or weights. All their attempts to win a third division belt are documented in the following list.
  • For example: Hilario Zapata (champion in 108 Light flyweight & 112 Flyweight) tried unsuccessfully to win the 115 world title from the 115 WBC Super Flyweight Titlist Sung-Kil Moon Seoul at 1993-02-27. Zapata only tried the feat in the next higher division. He never tried a second (or third) different division moving up in weight.
  • Another example: Hiroki Ioka who was champion at 105 & 108 Light flyweight and tried to obtain the third divisions title against three different world champions (David Griman, Saen Sor Ploenchit & Jose Bonilla) at 112 but losing all his respective efforts, plus trying to add anyway a third title in a still different weight category Super Flyweight against one champ(Satoshi Iida) although the result was again a lost.

List of Fighters that almost became Triple Champions (long)

(1) Georges Carpentier Belts: 160 & 175

  • 1st Title: 160 European (EBU-World) Middleweight Title 1912-02-29 Jimmy Sullivan Monte Carlo, Monaco KO 2 20
  • 2nd Iitle: 175 World Light Heavyweight Title 1920-10-12 Battling Levinsky NJ,USA KO 4 20 (1 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: World Heavyweight Title 1921-07-02 Jack Dempsey NJ,USA L KO 4 20

(2) Mickey Walker Belts: 147 & 160

  • 1st Title: 147 World Welterweight Title 1922-11-01 Jack Britton NY,USA UD 15 15 (6 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 160 World Middleweight Title 1926-12-03 Tiger Flowers IL,USA PTS 10 10 (4 consecutives)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 175 World Light Heavyweight Title 1929-03-28 Tommy Loughran IL,USA L PTS 10 10
  • Failed 3rd Title: 175 World Light Heavyweight Title 1933-11-03 Maxie Rosenbloom NY,USA L UD 15 15

(3) Kid Chocolate Belts: 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 126 Colorado World Featherweight Championship 1929-02-24 Chick Suggs Havana, Cuba PTS 10 10
  • 2nd Iitle: 130 World Junior Lightweight Title 1931-07-15 Benny Bass PA, USA TKO 7 15 (6 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 135 World Lightweight Title 1931-11-20 Tony Canzoneri NY,USA L SD 15

(4) Newsboy Brown (US) Belts: 112 & 118

  • 1st Title: 112 Flyweight World Title 1928-01-03 Johnny McCoy CA, USA PTS 10 10 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 118 California State Bantamweight Title 1931-03-03 Speedy Dado CA, USA KO 3 12 1 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 126 Featherweight World Title 1932-10-18 Alberto Baby Arizmendi CA, USA L PTS 10 10

(5) Sugar Ray Robinson (USA) Belts: 147 & 160

  • 1st Title: 147 Vacant NYSAC Welterweight Title 1946-12-20 Tommy Bell NY,USA UD 15 15 (5 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 160 Pennsylvania State World Middleweight Title 1950-06-05 Robert Villemain PA, USA UD 15 15 (2 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 175 World Light Heavyweight Title 1952-06-25 Joey Maxim NY,USA L TKO 14 15

(6) Fighting Harada (Jap) Belts: 112 & 118

  • 1st Title: 112 WBA Flyweight Title 1962-10-10 Pone Kingpetch Kokugikan, Tokyo,Japan KO 11 15 (Lost it)
  • 2nd Iitle: 118 WBC Bantamweight Title 1965-05-18 Eder Jofre Nagoya, Japan SD 15 15 (4 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 126 WBC Featherweight Title 1969-07-28 Johnny Famechon Sydney, Australia L PTS 15 15

(7) Bobby Chacón (USA) Belts: 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 126 Vacant WBC Featherweight Title 1974-09-07 Alfredo Marcano CA, USA TKO 9 15 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 1982-12-11 Rafael Limón CA, USA UD 15 15 (1 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 135 WBA Lightweight Title 1984-01-14 Ray Mancini NV,USA L TKO 3 15

(8) Azumah Nelson (Ghana) Belts: 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 126 WBC Featherweight Title 1984-12-08 Wilfredo Gómez San Juan, PR TKO 11 12 (6 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 130 Vacant WBC Super Featherweight Title 1988-02-29 Mario Martinez CA, USA SD 12 12 (10 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 135 WBC/IBF Lightweight Title 1990-05-19 Pernell Whitaker NV,USA L UD 12 12

(9) Donald Curry (USA) Belts: 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 147 Vacant WBA Welterweight Title 1983-02-13 Jun-Suk Hwang TX,USA UD 15 15 (7 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 154 WBC Light Middleweight Title 1988-07-08 Gianfranco Rosi San Remo, Italy TKO 10 12 (Lost it)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 160 IBF Middleweight Title 1990-10-18 Michael Nunn Paris, France L KO 10 12

(10) Meldrick Taylor (USA) Belts: 140 & 147

  • 1st Title: 140 IBF Light Welterweight Title 1988-09-03 Buddy McGirt NJ,USA TKO 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 147 WBA Welterweight Title 1991-01-19 Aaron Davis NJ,USA UD 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 154 WBC Light Middleweight Title 1992-05-09 Terry Norris NV,USA L TKO 4 12

(11) Hilario Zapata (Pan) Belts: 108 & 112

  • 1st Title: 108 WBC Light Flyweight Title 1980-03-24 Shigeo Nakajima Tokyo, Japan UD 15 15 (8 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 112 Vacant WBA Flyweight Title 1985-10-06 Alonzo Gonzalez UD 15 15 ( 5 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 115 WBC Super Flyweight Title 1993-02-27 Sung-Kil Moon Seoul, Korea L KO 1 12

(12) Raúl Pérez (Mex) Belts: 118 & 122

  • 1st Title: 118 WBC Bantamweight Title 1988-10-29 Miguel Happy Lora NV,USA UD 12 12 (8 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 122 WBA Super Bantamweight Title 1991-10-07 Luis Mendoza CA, USA SD 12 12 (Lost it)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 130 WBA Super Featherweight Title 1993-04-26 Genaro Hernandez CA, USA TD 1 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 130 WBA Super Featherweight Title 1993-06-28 Genaro Hernandez CA, USA L KO 8 12

(13) Hiroki Ioka (Japan) Belts: 105 & 108

  • 1st Title: 105 Vacant WBC Minimumweight Title 1987-10-18 Mai Thomburifarm Osaka, Japan UD 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 108 WBA Light Flyweight Title 1991-12-17 Myung-Woo Yuh Osaka, Japan SD 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 112 WBA Flyweight Title 1993-06-21 David Griman Osaka, Japan L TKO 8 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 112 WBA Flyweight Title 1995-10-17 Saen Sor Ploenchit Osaka, Japan L TKO 10 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 112 WBA Flyweight Title 1997-02-25 Jose Bonilla Osaka, Japan L TKO 7 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 115 WBA Super Flyweight Title1998-04-29Satoshi Iida Nagoya, Japan L MD 12 12

(14) Tony Lopez (USA) Belts: 130 & 135

  • 1st Title: 130 IBF Super Featherweight Title 1988-07-23 Rocky Lockridge CA, USA UD 12 12 (3 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 135 WBA Lightweight Title 1992-10-24 Joey Gamache ME,USA TKO 11 12 (1 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 140 WBC Light Welterweight Title 1994-12-10 Julio C.Chávez Monterrey, Mexico L TKO 10 12

(15) Simon Brown (USA) Belts: 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 147 Vacant IBF Welterweight Title 1988-04-23 Tyrone Trice Berck, France TKO 14 15 (8 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 154 WBC Light Middleweight Title 1993-12-18 Terry Norris Puebla, Mexico KO 4 12 (1 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 160 WBO Middleweight Title 1996-08-30 Lonnie Bradley PA, USA L UD 12 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 160 IBF Middleweight Title 1998-01-31 Bernard Hopkins NJ,USA L TKO 6 12

(16) Louie Espinoza (USA) Belts: 122 & 126

  • 1st Title: 122 Vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title 1987-01-16 Tommy Valoy AZ,USA TKO 4 15 (2 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 126 WBO Featherweight Title 1989-11-11 Maurizio Stecca Rimini, Italy TKO 7 12 (Lost it)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 135 IBO Lightweight Title 1996-12-12 Tony Pep Vancouver, Canada L PTS 12 12

(17) Frank Tate (US) Belts: 160 & 175

  • 1st Title: 160 Vacant IBF Middleweight Title 1987-10-10 Michael Olajide NV,USA UD 15 15 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 175 WBU Light Heavyweight Title 1997-08-30 Norbert Nieroba Berlin, Germany SD 12 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 168 Vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title 1990-01-27 Lindell Holmes LA, USA L MD 12 12

(18) Jorge Parra (Mex) Belts: 126 & 130

  • 1st Title: 126 Vacant NWBA Featherweight Title 1991-06-07 Ezequiel Gomez CA, USA KO 5 12
  • 2nd Iitle: 130 Vacant NBA Super Featherweight Title 1992-04-10 Raymundo Arce CA, USA MD 12 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 135 Vacant IBC Lightweight Title 1997-09-12 Dennis Holbaek Pedersen Kolding, Denmark L PTS 12 12

(19) Ray Domenge (US) Belts: 175 & 160

  • 1st Title: 175 WAA Light Heavyweight Title 1997-09-20 Allen Smith IA, USA KO 4 12
  • 2nd Iitle: 160 WAA Middleweight Title 1999-09-03 Jonathan Corn IA, USA UD 12 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 168 WAA Super Middleweight Title 1997-06-14 Allen Smith IA, USA NC NC 2 12

(20) Michael Nunn (USA) Belts: 160 & 168

  • 1st Title: 160 IBF Middleweight Title 1988-07-28 Frank Tate NV,USA TKO 9 15 (5 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 168 WBA Super Middleweight Title 1992-09-12 Victor Córdoba NV,USA SD 12 12 (4 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 175 Vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title 1998-03-21 Graciano Rocchigiani Berlin, Germany L SD 12 12

(21) Chris Eubank (UK) Belts: 160 & 168

  • 1st Title: 160 WBO Middleweight Title 1990-11-18 Nigel Benn Birmingham, England TKO 9 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 168 Vacant WBO Super Middleweight Title 1991-06-22 Michael Watson Kensington, England MD 12 12 15 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 190 WBO Cruiserweight Title 1998-04-18 Carl Thompson Manchester, England L UD 12 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 190 WBO Cruiserweight Title 1998-07-18 Carl Thompson Sheffield, England L TKO 10 12

(22) Angel Almena (PR) Belts: 112 & 115

  • 1st Title: 115 IBO Super Flyweight Title 1995-07-29 Carlos Gomez Pena IL,USA PTS 12 12 (Vacates it)
  • 2nd Iitle: 112 WBU Flyweight Title 1996-01-27 Yodchingchai Sasiprabha Bansaen, Thailand TKO 11 12 (1 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 122 IBA Super Bantamweight Title 1999-02-06 Jorge Lacierva MS,USA L UD 12 12

(23) Dingaan Thobela (SA) Belts: 135 & 168

  • 1st Title: 135 WBO Lightweight 1990-09-22 Mauricio Aceves TX,USA SD 12 12
  • 2nd Iitle: 168 WBC Super Middleweight 2000-09-01 Glenn Catley Brakpan, SA KO 12 12 (Lost it)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 160 WBF Middleweight 1999-10-31 Cornelius Carr Raynes Park, England PTS 12 12

(24) Fahlan Sakkreerin (Thai) Belts: 105 & 112

  • 1st Title: 105 IBF Minimumweight Title 1990-02-22 Eric Chavez Bangkok, Thailand TKO 7 12 (7 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 112 Vacant WBF Flyweight Title 1994-10-22 Krasimir Tcholakov Bangkok, Thailand PTS 12 12 (8 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 108 WBO Light Flyweight Title 2001-09-29 Nelson Dieppa NY,USA L UD 12 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 108 IBF Light Flyweight Title 2004-05-15 Jose Victor Burgos NV,USA L TKO 6 12

(25) Saul Montana (Mex) Belts: 190 & Hvy

  • 1st Title: 190 IBA Cruiserweight Title 1997-10-14 Kenny Keene ID,USA UD 12 12
  • 2nd Iitle: Hvy NBA Heavyweight Title 2002-04-19 China Smith FL,USA TKO 7 12 (1 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 175 WBA Light Heavyweight Title 1993-11-09 Virgil Hill ND,USA L TKO 10 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 210 Vacant IBA Super Cruiserweight Title 2001-03-29 James Toney MI,USA L TKO 2 12

(26) Mark Johnson (USA) Belts: 112 & 115

  • 1st Title: 112 WBB Flyweight Title 1993-05-18 Alberto Jiménez Cal, USA SD 12 12 (10 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 115 vacant IBF super flyweight title 1999-04-24 Ratanachai Sor Vorapin Wash,DC, USA UD 12 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 118 2001-10-06 Rafael Márquez Texas, USA L SD 10 10

(27) Mbulelo Botile (SA) Belts: 118 & 126

  • 1st Title: 118 IBF Bantamweight Title 1995-04-29 Harold Mestre Johannesburg, SA KO 2 12 (5 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 126 IBF Featherweight Title 2000-12-16 Paul Ingle Sheffield, England KO 12 12 (Lost it)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 130 IBO Super Featherweight Title 2002-10-26 Cassius Baloyi Brakpan, SA L TKO 11 12

(28) Paulie Ayala (US) Belts: 122 & 118

  • 1st Title: 118 WBA Bantamweight Title 1999-06-26 Johnny Tapia NV,USA UD 12 12 (2 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 122 IBO/The Ring Super Bantamweight Title 2001-08-04 Clarence Adams NV,USA SD 12 12 (1 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 126 WBC 2002-11-16 Erik Morales NV,USA UD 12 12

(29) Fulgencio Zuniga Belts: 160 & 168

  • 1st Title: 160 IBA Middleweight Title 2005-01-06 David Lopez Arizona, USA W TKO 12 12
  • 2nd Title: 168 vacant IBO super middleweight title 2007-09-01 Victor Oganov Washington,USA W TKO 9 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 154 WBO light middleweight title 2003-06-28 Daniel Santos Bayamón, PR L UD 12 12

(30) Dennis Holbaek Pedersen (Din) Belts: 130& 135

  • 1st Title: 135 Vacant IBC Lightweight Title 1997-09-12 Jorge Parra Kolding, Denmark PTS 12 12 (1 consecutive)
  • 2nd Iitle: 130 IBC Super Featherweight title 1998-06-05 Patricio Carrasco Copenhagen, Denmark KO 5 12 (4 consecutive)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 140 WBU Light Welterweight Title 2004-04-03 Ricky Hatton Manchester, England L TKO 6 12

(31) Jesse James Leija (USA) Belts: 130 & 135

  • 1st Title: 130 WBC Super Featherweight Title 1994-05-07 Azumah Nelson NV,USA UD 12 12 (Lost it)
  • 2nd Iitle: 135 Vacant IBA Lightweight Title 1998-07-11 Azumah Nelson TX,USA UD 12 12 (Vacates it)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 140 WBC Light Welterweight Title 2005-01-29 Arturo Gatti NJ,USA L KO 5 12

(32) Fernando Montiel Belts: 112 & 115

  • 1st Title: 112 WBO flyweight Title 2000-12-15 Isidro Garcia Sonora, Mexico TKO 7 12 (3 consecutives)
  • 2nd Title: 115 WBO Superflight Title 2002-06-22 Pedro Alcázar NV, USA TKO 6 12 (6 consecutives)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 118 WBO bantamweight Title 2006-05-27 Jhonny Gonzalez L SD 12 12

(33) Jorge Arce Belts: 108 & 112

  • 1st Title: 108 WBO light flyweight Title
  • 2nd Title: 112 WBC flyweight title 2005-07-30 Angel A. Priolo Mexico TKO 3 12 (4 consecutives)
  • Failed 3rd Title: 115 WBC super flyweight title 2007-04-14 Cristian Mijares Texas,USA UD 12 12

(34) Cory Spinks Belts: 147 & 154

  • 1st Title: 147 IBF welterweight title 2003-03-22 Michele Piccirillo Lombardia, Italy W UD 12 12
  • 2nd Title: 154 IBF light middleweight title 2006-07-08 Roman Karmazin Missouri, USA W MD 12 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 140 IBA Light Welterweight Title 1998-12-12 Antonio Diaz Cal., USA L SD 12 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 160 WBC-WBO middleweight title 2007-05-19 Jermain Taylor, Tennessee, USA L SD 12 12

(35) José Luis Castillo Belts: 130 & 135

  • 1st Title: 130 vacant IBA super featherweight title 1999-10-16 Jorge Páez Baja Mexico W KO 5 12
  • 2nd Title: 135 WBC lightweight title 2000-06-17 Stevie Johnston Cal.,USA W MD 12 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 140 IBO light welterweight title 2007-06-23 Ricky Hatton Nevada, USA L KO 4 12

(36) Gerry Peñalosa Belts: 115 & 118

  • 1st Title: 115 WBC Super flyweight title 1997-02-20 Hiroshi Kawashima Tokyo, Japan W SD 12 12
  • 2nd Title: 118 WBO Bantamweight title 2007-08-11 Jhonny González Cal.,USA W KO 7 12
  • Failed 3rd Title: 122 WBO Super bantamweight title 2009-04-25 Juan Manuel Lopez Puerto Rico L RTD 10 12

List of Fighters that almost became Triple Champions (short)

  • 1 Georges Carpentier Belts: 160 & 175, but didn't win the Hvy world title
  • 2 Mickey Walker Belts: 147 & 160, but didn't win the 175 world title
  • 3 Kid Chocolate Belts: 126 & 130, but didn't win the 135 world title
  • 4 Newsboy Brown (US) Belts: 112 & 118, but didn't win the 126 world title
  • 5 Sugar Ray Robinson (USA) Belts: 147 & 160, but didn't win the 175 world title
  • 6 Fighting Harada (Jap) Belts: 112 & 118, but didn't win the 126 world title
  • 7 Bobby Chacón (USA) Belts: 126 & 130, but didn't win the 135 world title
  • 8 Azumah Nelson (Ghana) Belts: 126 & 130, but didn't win the 135 world title
  • 9 Donald Curry (USA) Belts: 147 & 154, but didn't win the 160 world title
  • 10 Meldrick Taylor (USA) Belts: 140 & 147, but didn't win the 154 world title
  • 11 Hilario Zapata (Pan) Belts: 108 & 112, but didn't win the 115 world title
  • 12 Raúl Pérez (Mex) Belts: 118 & 122, but didn't win the 130 world title
  • 13 Hiroki Ioka (Japan) Belts: 105 & 108, but didn't win the 112 & 115 world titles
  • 14 Tony Lopez (USA) Belts: 130 & 135, but didn't win the 140 world title
  • 15 Simon Brown (USA) Belts: 147 & 154, but didn't win the 160 world title
  • 16 Louie Espinoza (USA) Belts: 122 & 126, but didn't win the 135 world title
  • 17 Frank Tate (US) Belts: 160 & 175, but didn't win the 168 world title
  • 18 Jorge Parra (Mex) Belts: 126 & 130, but didn't win the 135 world title
  • 19 Ray Domenge (US) Belts: 175 & 160, but didn't win the 168 world title
  • 20 Michael Nunn (USA) Belts: 160 & 168, but didn't win the 175 world title
  • 21 Chris Eubank (UK) Belts: 160 & 168, but didn't win the 190 world title
  • 22 Angel Almena (PR) Belts: 112 & 115, but didn't win the 122 world title
  • 23 Dingaan Thobela (SA) Belts: 135 & 168, but didn't win the 160 world title
  • 24 Fahlan Sakkreerin (--) Belts: 105 & 112, but didn't win the 108 world title
  • 25 Saul Montana (Mex) Belts: 190 & Hvy, but didn't win the 175 & 210 world titles
  • 26 Mark Johnson (USA) Belts: 112 & 115,but didn't win the 118 world title
  • 27 Paulie Ayala (US) Belts: 122 & 118, but didn't win the 126 world title
  • 28 Mbulelo Botile (SA) Belts: 118 & 126, but didn't win the 130 world title
  • 29 Fulgencio Zuniga (COL) Belts: 160 & 168, but didn't win the 154 world title
  • 30 Dennis Holbaek Pedersen (Din) Belts: 130 & 135, but didn't win the 140 world title
  • 31 Jesse James Leija (USA) Belts: 130 & 135, but didn't win the 140 world title
  • 32 Fernando Montiel (Mex) Belts: 112 & 115, but didn't win the 118 world title
  • 33 Jorge Arce Belts: 108 & 112, but didn't win the 115 world title
  • 34 Cory Spinks Belts: 147 & 154, but didn't win the 160 & 140 world titles
  • 35 José Luis Castillo Belts: 130 & 135, but didn't win the 140 world title
  • 36 Gerry Peñalosa (PHI) Belts: 115 & 118, but didn't win the 122 world title

References Fighters that almost became Triple Champions

List of Major Boxing Entities of the Triple Champions

List of Minor Boxing Entities of the Triple Champions

Photo gallery

Photo gallery of boxing triple champions

See also

Other references

  1. Bob Fitsimmons:Boxing's First Triple World Champion [1]
  2. Bob Fitzsimmons's article [2]
  3. Henry Armstrong [3]
  4. Tony Canzoneri [4]
  5. Alexis Argüello, The Explosive Thin Man... [5]
  6. The iron men of boxing [6]
  7. Manny Pacquiao [7]

References

  1. ^ "About The Ring". The Ring. February 14, 2009. http://www.ringtv.com/. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b Kellerman, Max (January 22, 2004). "Gatti vs. the unknown". ESPN. http://static.espn.go.com/boxing/columns/kellerman_max/1715320.html. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 

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